Ciresi Conlin LLP
Barry Landy is a Ciresi Conlin LLP trial lawyer. He has represented both businesses and individuals in complex civil cases, including breach of contract, fraud, financial services litigation, class actions, partnership disputes, internal investigations, and employment matters across the country in federal and state court. Barry has tried multiple cases to verdict and has vast experience in all aspects of litigation. In addition, Barry has significant appellate experience, appearing before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Ninth Circuit, and Federal Circuit as well as the Minnesota state appellate courts.
Barry works zealously to protect his clients’ interests and works collaboratively with corporate counsel, business leaders, individual clients, and counsel at other law firms to find the most efficient way to solve problems for his clients. Recent successes includes negotiating a $27 million settlement in a royalty fee dispute in a case scheduled for arbitration with his partners and obtaining a $12.5 million settlement as Co-Lead class counsel for ERISA plaintiffs where he argued and prevailed over the defenses’ motion to dismiss on an issue of “first impression” under ERISA law.
Barry is an active member of the Cardozo Society serving as a member of the Steering Committee, a Co-Chair of Community Outreach, and a Vice-Chair of the annual dinner. Additionally, Barry is an officer of the Minnesota Federal Bar Association, currently serving as a Co-Vice President of Legal Education. Barry is also involved in the Hennepin County Bar Association, currently serving on the Board of Directors, the Finance and Planning Committee, a Co-Chair of the Civil Litigation Section, and the Chair of the New Lawyers’ Taskforce. Barry has also provided many hours of pro bono service to the community as a volunteer attorney for the Minnesota Advocates for the Human Rights, Twin Cities Pride, the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, and the Office of the Governor Tim Walz.
Barry was recently awarded the Arthur T. Pfefer Memorial Award by the Cardozo Society, which is given to one attorney each year in the Twin Cities that displays leadership, ambition, and a commitment to public service (2021). Barry has also been recognized in Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List” (2019-2020), Best Lawyers: One to Watch for Commercial Litigation (2021), an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer (2020), and as a Minnesota Rising Star by Super Lawyers (2019-2020).
Barry’s experience includes a federal court judicial clerkship for the Honorable Susan Richard Nelson, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Barry is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School where he was an articles editor of the Minnesota Law Review and a student director of the University of Minnesota’s Workers’ Rights Legal Clinic. He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.